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1730 Tasting Notes
I bought a RTD plastic bottle of this at the grocery store.
It tastes like neither pink lemonade nor green tea.
It is unsweetened – who drinks unsweetened pink lemonade??
There’s a strange peppery/spicy aftertaste, which I guess is coming from the lemongrass (even though lemongrass is neither peppery nor spicy…)
WHY do so many food/bev companies think that lemon and lemongrass are interchangeable, and use lemongrass to impart the flavor of lemon ? As someone who loves lemons but rather dislikes lemongrass, I resent this practice.
I assume the actual teabags are better. Avoid the bottled tea!
my case is almost gone! only 3 or 4 bottles left after this one! I’m wondering whether I should order another. Actually I’d rather try a mixed case of Rooibee Red Tea if I can afford it… but I will buy this again eventually!
another soothing morning tea
went with this one instead of the echinacea, because it steeps quicker and tastes better.
orange pineapple ginger matcha juice
(about 4-5 oz OJ, 3-4 oz pineapple juice, 1-2 oz ginger soda, about 1 tsp matcha)
surprisingly yummy, plus full of vitamin C and other good stuff…
still trying to kick the cold…
this tea is actually kinda nice (what I can taste of it with a stuffy nose). I’m getting a hint of the orange blossom, and maybe the citronella? (Not sure what it tastes like, just know it’s the scent of bug-repellant candles, etc.)
Added to a cup of green tea: a couple shakes of cayenne, about 1/8-1/4 tsp grated ginger, and a squeeze or two of lemon juice. Could add honey if you wish. Could use an herbal tea bag, or just hot water instead of green tea. I never measure. or make this the same way twice. It’s the best way to clear a stuffy head though!
made a double strength cup, added a few ice cubes, and about 1/2 cup organic pineapple juice to make a tropical tea punch (it’s chilling now). May add a splash or two of spicy ginger ale if it needs an extra kick (and sparkle).
with one packet Sugar in the Raw and 1 teaspoon heavy cream
Looks like this may supplant their black tea blend as our house iced tea for the summer!
sweetened with maple syrup as usual. Good with biscuits and jam.
had my rather over-infused chai vodka, mixed about 1 part into 2 parts Izze sparkling Pomegranate soda. It’s ok, but the cinnamon is rather strong. I will try mixing the chai vodka with bailey’s next time…
made a strong half mug, then added a tiny splash of milk. I know, I know… but it didn’t ruin it, and it did make the appearance match the flavor. It seems so weird to drink a tea that tastes creamy/milky and looks clear and grassy! Actually I think this would make a neat “green tea latte” (either hot or cold) if one could get the ratios right…
still the best “tummy tamer tea” I know of…
used this recipe to make Chai vodka:
I have about 1/5 of a “fifth,” so I just put one heaping teaspoon in it last night. It will probably “steep” for 24 to 36 hours instead of the recommended 10 because a) I’m lazy and b) I can’t decide what other container to strain it into once it’s done. I also haven’t decided how or when I will drink it… probably just a vodka “martini” with Bailey’s like this http://cocktails.lovetoknow.com/Baileys_Vodka_Martini
Is it wrong to blend Indian chai with Irish creme? I think I’ll call it a “George Thomas,” after this wacky dude I just learned about via the magic of the internets: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Most-Famous-Irishman-in-India,-George-Thomas&id=1650863
these have ben in my cupboard for a year or more… at some point I got rid of the box, put the bags in a ziploc with the brewing instructions. So all I know is it’s one of the “Paradise Blends” but I can’t find it online – probably discontinued.
Followed the directions to make a half gallon pitcher last night. Having some today with lunch. Tastes like plain, unsweet tea up front, with a raspberry finish. Maybe a hint of passion fruit? Could use a bit of sweetener to even it out. I’ll probably try stirring in some agave.
best with a bit of honey
another tea I’ve “unblended” — removed the chunks of melon and apple from my spoonful. Rinsed the leaves with the boiling water 10-15 seconds to try to remove pumpkin/cream flavoring, then steeped 10 min, no additives. Result: weak rooibos with a hint of cream. Exactly what was to be expected I suppose… it actually leaves a creamy aftertaste/smooth texture on the tongue, which is weird!
I can’t wait for my Stash Red Fusion (loose!) to get here. I bought some stopgap bagged rooibos at Harris Teeter, got home and looked it up and realized it was the Twinings that I’d disliked only days before. facepalm I should have either shelled out for the pretty good but expensive Numi, or settled for the placid but unobjectionable Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla rooibos. haven’t made it back to the store to exchange it yet, so here I am unblending my rooibos blends in a sad attempt to get plain ol’ red tea. :-(
tastes pretty much like hot apple cider (the powdered kind that comes in packets). Can’t really taste the rhubarb, not sure what it tastes like anyway. Don’t think I’ve ever had it!
I guess I should call this “I unheart almonds,” because that’s what I did — removed the sugarhearts from my teaspoon (about 9) and steeped for 8 min to get a strong cup of rooibos with a gentle hint of almond. The natural sweetness of the rooibos, plus whatever residual sugar was left, is just sweet enough for me. Added a generous glug of 2% milk (a bit too generous, really) but it is now an enjoyable drink for me, whereas before it was FAR too sweet.
I find this really soothing at a lukewarm/room temp. I am icing the rest to see how it is.
Steeped 8:30 (5-10 recommended). Smells very medicinal, tastes very herbal – tolerable, actually, but not one I’d drink for “fun”
hope it keeps me sore throat from becoming anything worse. There’s a nasty cold/bronchitis going around…
I have spiced rooibos, cranberry rooibos, pumpkin cream rooibos… this one little teabag is the ONLY plain rooibos currently in my possession.
This seems like a decent quality, plain rooibos. Not earth-shattering, but certainly not bad. Does have natural hints of vanilla and orange (it’s all rooibos – no additives). It is naturally slightly sweet, but I think a touch of honey or agave would really give it dimension. I had it hot and cold and liked it both ways. Would consider buying, but I prefer Stash’s Red/White Fusion.